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There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Nor should we indulge the murderer’s view of himself as being motivated by ideology. He was evil, and his final act was to spit in the face of God.
Fear of western girls and women is a part of the ideology which is struggling for control of Islam – the hatred of liberal democracy where Salafism and Islamism meet.
I am fed up to the back teeth with people pronouncing that such terrorist atrocities have nothing to do with the perpetrators’ religious views.
From the IRA through to today’s Islamist extremist threat, the Labour leader has misidentified the causes and proposed the wrong solutions.